Men 1st, Women 4th at DePauw T&F Invitational

Men 1st, Women 4th at DePauw T&F Invitational


GREENCASTLE, Ind. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology relied on five event victories to place first on the men's side and fourth in women's action at the DePauw University Indoor Track and Field Invitational on Saturday afternoon.

Rose-Hulman's tally included four men's victories and one women's win.  Two men's field event individuals earned top honors, along with one men's runner, one women's runner and one men's relay team.

Junior Nathan Green and sophomore Josh Himes captured field event victories to lead the Rose-Hulman performance.  Green cleared 15' 3" to win the pole vault, while Hines recorded a weight throw of 52' 4 3/4" to finish first overall.

In running events, freshman David Borden won the men's 400-meter dash with a time of 51.33 seconds, while senior Addie Johnson captured the 600-meter run with a mark of 1:40.66.

The Rose-Hulman distance medley relay team narrowly missed a school record and ran the 19th fastest time in NCAA Division III this season to earn a victory.  Team members Kevin Mauser, Josh Hennig, Brandon Loyer and Brendon Mattiuz completed the event in 10:26.47.

The men's and women's teams both recorded three runner-up finishes.  On the men's side, sophomore Matt Hill completed the mile in 4:25.17; junior Charles Spaeth was runner-up in the shot put with a mark of 50' 6 1/4"; and the 4-x-400 meter relay team of Brandon Bullitt, Brandon Stahl, John Evans and Ben Wewe came home second in 3:35.71.

On the women's side, sophomore Victoria Heckenlively was second in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:00.68.  Freshman Kally Morozin came home runner-up in the 1,000-meter run in 3:27.18.  Sophomore Jaclyn Setina rounded out the runner-up marks with a high jump leap of 5' 2 1/2".

Third-place men's honorees included Himes in the shot put (49' 6 1/4"); Joe Carroll in the weight throw (46' 7 1/4"); and the 4-x-200 meter relay team of Brayden Betz, Trevin Grissom, Gene Kum and Nick Saulcy in 1:35.40.

On the women's side, the Fightin' Engineers combined for four third-place finishes.  Freshman Lauren London had two third-place performances with marks of 9.89 seconds in the 60-meter hurdles and 16' 2 1/4" in the long jump.  Senior Mallory McDevitt cleared 10' 2" in the pole vault for third place.  The distance medley relay team of Camille Blaisdell, Abby Hawkins, Emma Ross and Emilie Hobbs rounded out the third-place efforts with a mark of 13:49.37.

Rose-Hulman returns to action at the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championships, hosted by Defiance College, next Saturday.